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    Twelve US and Coalition Airstrikes Degrade Islamic State - CENTCOM

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    The United States and coalition military forces continue to conduct airstrikes against the ISIL militants. Seven airstrikes were conducted in Syria and five airstrikes were conducted in Iraq.

     

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States and coalition military forces conducted 12 airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIL) in an effort to further degrade the terrorist group, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement on Thursday.

    “US military forces continued to attack ISIL [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes,” the statement said. “Separately, US and Coalition military forces conducted five airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.”

    The airstrikes were conducted amid media reports of unidentified gunmen murdering five Syrians in ISIL-held territory on Thursday.

    The airstrikes in Syria took out an ISIL tactical unit and fighting position near Al Hasakah; 11 fighting positions and an Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device near Kobani; and three fighting positions and a staging area near Tal Hamis, according to the statement.

    In Iraq, the airstrikes destroyed an ISIL tactical unit and a fighting position near Al Asad; two vehicles and an artillery piece near Fallujah; and an IS tactical unit near Mosul, the statement said.

    CENTCOM explained that an airstrike near Haditha aided the movement of friendly military forces.

    Operation Inherent Resolve airstrikes are tasked with eliminating the IS militants and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the Middle East, and the rest of the world.

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